Central Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


Dr. Frank Thomas was born and raised in Columbia Missouri. He graduated from the six-year BA/MD program at the University of Missouri, in Kansas City. He completed a general surgery internship at Methodist Hospital in Dallas and later an orthopedic surgery residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York City. Following residency, he elected for fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the University of Connecticut with John Fulkerson, MD and Ret Col Robert Arciero, MD.

Dr. Thomas is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, knee and shoulder reconstruction, and fracture management. In St. Louis, he is involved with local high schools and universities to provide medical coverage for their athletes and has experience in professional sports medicine. He is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the St. Louis Physician Alliance. He operates at St. Luke’s Hospital and City Place Surgery Center.

Dr. Thomas has two children and two dogs. He enjoys hunting and fishing and is an avid auto enthusiast.

Dr. Frank V Thomas, M.D.

Dr. Jerome Piontek was born and raised in Washington, Missouri. He trained at the Washington University Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program.

He has over 30 years of experience in Orthopedic Surgery and total joint replacement. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, as well as a member of St. Louis Physician Alliance.

He has previously served as President of the St. Luke’s Hospital Medical Staff Association and has served for 6 years as a member of the Board of Directors of St. Luke’s Hospital.

In his spare time, Dr. Piontek enjoys spending time with family, photography, and playing the piano.

Dr. Jerome Piontek

Erin was born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Wildwood, Missouri. She obtained her undergraduate Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Missouri. She was a floor nurse on the Total Bone and Joint unit at St. Luke’s Hospital for five years before attending Maryville University in order to obtain her Master’s degree in Nursing. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and a member of the Missouri Nurses Association.

Erin is actively involved in patient management by assisting Dr. Thomas in the office, seeing her own patients, and assisting in the operating room. She is qualified to initiate treatment, give injections, participate in follow up care, order tests, and prescribe non-narcotic medications.

Erin has two German Shepherds (Chief and Roxy) and enjoys sports, outdoor activities, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

Erin Doser, NP-C